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Lemon Jello Slime Recipe For Kids

There’s nothing that says summer quite like a nice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day.

Lately we’ve been creating more seasonal slimes and we’ve been hard at work translating summer into the perfect slime for kids to play with.

This easy lemon jello slime recipe is our latest sensory activity. As the name implies, it contains jello so it’s even more bouncy and slippery than normal slime.

It’s an easy slime recipes for kids that’ll keep them entertained this summer break!

Read on below or watch the video to see how just how cool this jello slime is to make at home.

NOTE: Even though there is jello in this slime, it is NOT edible. 

How To Make Lemon Slime

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Related: Borax Free Watermelon Slime Recipe

Slime Supplies

Directions

  1. Pour the glue into the mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water and the Jell-O to the bowl and mix until baking soda is completely dissolved.
  3. Add 1 tsp baking soda to the bowl and mix until dissolved.
  4. Add the yellow food coloring and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of contact solution to the mixture and mix. Once the slime starts sticking to the fork, use your hands to mix, pull and knead the slime. This will reduce the stickiness.
  6. If after a few minutes the slime is still too sticky, add another tablespoon of contact solution and mix well.

Now you have yourself a very fruity, very summery slime the kids will love!

How Does Jello Affect The Slime?

Ok, to be totally honest, we thought that adding Jello would make the slime lemon scented and we wouldn’t need to use essential oils.

But guess what?

It didn’t.

In fact, we couldn’t smell any lemon at all!

What we did discover though, was that adding jello to the slime made it, for lack of a better word, more jello-y! Because of the added jello, this lemon slime is more jiggly and gelatinous, which makes it even more fun to play with!

As you can see in the video, the slime is a bit smoother and fluffier than normal as well. We loved the result so much, we’ll be adding more jello to future slime recipes! It was a great happy little accident!

One thing to mention is that using jello means you need to add more contact solution to the slime. Most of our standard recipes use only 2-3 tablespoons of contact solution, but for this one we actually used the full amount of 4 tablespoons. Any less than that and the slime was just way too sticky for our preference.

If you’re not using the jello, start with 2 tablespoons of contact solution and increase to 3 tablespoons if it’s still too sticky.

Lemon Scented Slime Tips

Like we said above, using jello will not make this slime smell like lemon.

Once everything was completely mixed up, it smelled more like glue than anything else! If you want this slime to be lemon scented we suggest using a touch safe lemon essential oil, like this one for cosmetics.

Keep in mind most essential oils are very concentrated, so please only use 1 drop to begin with. Also remember this slime is not edible even though it contains jello.

Slime Safety Notes

This slime is not edible. It is not intended for children under 3 or for any child who may attempt to eat it. If any part of this slime is ingested, contact your doctor immediately.

All slime should be made by adults. Adult supervision is needed when a child is playing with the slime.

If your child has sensitive skin, have them wear gloves while playing with the slime.

Children and adults should wash hands after playing with or touching the slime.

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Lemon Jello Slime Recipe For Kids

Lemon Jello Slime Recipe For Kids

Yield: 1 batch
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy lemon jello slime with this simple recipe kids will love playing with. It's borax free and made with clear glue!

Materials

  • 1/2 cup Elmer's clear glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3-4 TBL contact solution (must contain boric acid)
  • 1 squirt yellow gel food coloring (this brand is the best!)
  • 1 TBL lemon jello
  • Lemon essential oil (optional)

Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups 
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

    1. Pour the glue into the mixing bowl. 
    2. Add 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp baking soda to the bowl and mix until baking soda is completely dissolved. 
    3. Add the Jell-O to the bowl and mix until dissolved.
    4. Add the yellow food coloring and mix until fully incorporated. 
    5. Add 3 tablespoons of contact solution to the mixture and mix. Once the slime starts sticking to the fork, use your hands to mix, pull and knead the slime. This will reduce the stickiness. 
    6. If after a few minutes the slime is still too sticky, add another tablespoon of contact solution and mix well. 

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